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Five Christian Theologies Scarier Than Halloween

Here are some christian theologies that will prove halloween should be the least of our nightmares.

Archbishop of Canterbury to meet with gay rights activist

CANTERBURY, England — The new archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will hold talks with gay rights leader Peter Tatchell on … Continued

Sept. 11 awakened us to a ‘battle for the soul of Islam’

REUTERS The Tribute in Light illuminates the sky over Lower Manhattan in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on … Continued

Crisis in Egypt: A spiritual perspective

People in the streets, Mubarak on the edge of collapse, Egypt’s magnificent National Museum vandalized, looting rampant and no clear … Continued

‘Apartheid’ in Pakistan

By N. Mahmood Ahmad and Amjad Mahmood Khan More than seven months have passed since the Pakistani Taliban attacked two Ahmadiyya Muslim mosques in Lahore massacring … Continued

Religion must fix what it breaks

2011 began with some bleak news for Muslim-Christian relations around the world.Recent attacks against churches in Iraq, Nigeria and Egypt … Continued

Is a society required to grant its artists the right to offend?

Unorthodoxy Patrick J. Deneen Is a society required to grant its artists the right to offend? In a liberal democracy, … Continued

Getting Linker’s “Religious Test” wrong

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen Damon Linker – former editor of “First Things” and author of the book Theocons – … Continued

Is Sharia law reconcilable with modernity?

By Ali Gomaa Among the claims made against the man behind the mosque near Ground Zero, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, … Continued

A prince, not a theologian

Speaking before the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies, Prince Charles of England declared that “the Islamic world is the custodian … Continued

Free Speech and Moral Accountability

By Miroslav Volfprofessor, Yale Divinity School When Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard gave a lecture at Yale last week he triggered … Continued

In Defense of the Burqa: A Gay Perspective

By Eric Heinzeprofessor, University of London One grey day last winter I was waiting alone, for what seemed like hours, … Continued

Ceasefire Across the Religious/Secular Divide?

The acrimony between religious and secular folks about the proper role of religion in a democracy has sometimes been fierce, … Continued

Shariah and Minority Rights

In recent weeks I have given a lot of thought to the flap over Barack Obama’s assertion that economic frustration … Continued

Archbishop Misunderstood, or Quite Mistaken

I have read carefully the Archbishop of Canterbury’s words and believe that he muddled them. I don’t believe any responsible … Continued

‘Daft’ Is the Right Word

The British have a wonderful way with words. The issue is more than political correctness. We are being “daft” by … Continued

Fatwas and Modernity

Almost two years ago the citizens of London were victims of a great atrocity. Those who perpetrated those crimes would … Continued